Giada De Laurentiis Calls Double Chocolate Brownies Her ‘Weakness’
Mention the word “brownies” and you’ll likely catch the attention of those around you. Now announce that you’re making Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis’ Double Chocolate Brownies and get ready for undivided Warning.
These treats are delicious and decadent, and that’s what the celebrity chef called her “weakness.”
De Laurentiis double chocolate brownies are a one-bowl wonder
As the Simply Giada points out the star on her lifestyle and cooking blog, Giadzy, her decadent treat can be easily whipped up in one bowl.
“The mix of unsweetened and semi-sweetened chocolate in these easy double chocolate brownies gives them an incredible depth of flavor,” De Laurentiis says. “When they cook, the edges get crispy but the center stays soft and chewy, so every bite is perfect. You just need a bowl to mix it all together, so it’s easy cleanup too!
Her favorite method of serving this dessert is “with a scoop of your favorite ice cream or gelato for the ultimate decadent treat.”
The chef calls these treats his ‘weakness’
From Laurentiis tweeted of her snack, “My weakness…. double chocolate brownies.
And it’s easy to see why: the unsweetened chocolate is melted in a large bowl, then the sugar is mixed in “until smooth.”
Three eggs are added to the chocolate just melted with sugar, keeping in mind that the chef says, “You don’t want to add the eggs to the chocolate-sugar mixture until the chocolate has cooled, or you’ll scramble the eggs,” De Laurentiis explains in the Food Network video for this recipe, link below.
As for how to get fudgy or cakey brownies, she advises, “If you like your brownies a little more doughy, you can add the three eggs, whole eggs; if you like them a little more tender like me, add two whole eggs and a yolk. It’s the yellow that gives it that nice, chewy, thick, decadent texture that I love and that [her daughter] Jade likes it too.
Vanilla and a pinch of salt are mixed in, then flour and chopped semi-sweet chocolate: “You can also use chocolate chips.
The chef pours the batter into a buttered square dish lined with parchment paper: “Once the brownies are baked and cooled, I can literally pull them out with the paper.”
They are baked for 30 minutes in a 325 degree F oven. Let them cool completely before cutting them into squares.
You can find the full recipe, video, and reviews on the Food Network site.
De Laurentiis brownies were a hit with most critics
Some reviewers on the Food Network site reported dry results with the chef’s recipe. However, most of the home cooks who left reviews were thrilled with it.
“I have made them twice now and they are DELICIOUS! I used Lindt dark chocolate bars and they are sooty. They are delicious little bites 🙂 I don’t know what’s up with the other reviews but this is a very successful recipe for me,” wrote one home cook.
Another reviewer added: “Surprised by the bad reviews. Hands down one of the best brownies I’ve ever made from scratch. Soft, melting and excellent texture. Accompanied by a scoop of vanilla ice cream. »
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